Do you know self-healing is the most powerful kind of healing? It sends signals to our body that we are not helpless and that we are safe. This alone can be more healing than any medicine or treatment. Our bodies are literally built to heal themselves and when we connect with that primal ability, all kinds of awesome things can happen. My life (and health!) completely changed when I started depending less on doctors and practitioners and more on me.
Here are my 5 Secrets of Self-healing:
1. Find what YOU resonate with
When I was learning, I read countless books and eventually did several professional training programs to conquer the subject of energy therapy. It can be easy to get caught up in what the promises of each are, what people say worked best for them and so on. But really, working with techniques that you are drawn to will have the biggest positive impact on you. When you feel a pull toward something, that’s a little something called your intuition trying to lead you right to where you need to go.
Your healing path will be a unique one so forget what everyone else told you worked for them and what all the books promise. Throw your energy into something that feels good to you – there is a reason you’re diggin’ it.
2. Don’t overdo it (I mean it)
Healing is not always a super fast process. Just because you know a new technique doesn’t mean you should use it all day long (even though I totally know the temptation!). There is always too much of a good thing. With emotional work, there is often a “processing” that happens as that energy moves out of our field and until that happens, we might not feel the full shift or improvement. I can’t say enough for giving your body time and space to allow the healing process to happen. Doing too much can create stress on your body and that’s not the result you are aiming for, right?
(For more, read Why Trying To Heal Too Fast Won’t Work)
3. Use your intuition
I learned this from all of my training in Eden Energy Medicine; and it’s priceless. When learning techniques, there will always be explicit instructions. That’s because that’s what you’re paying for.
Donna Eden jokes that you should ignore them. You may be called to do something a slightly different way and that’s because it might work for you better that way. These types of deviations include things like using your right hand instead of your left hand, holding a pose or technique longer or shorter than stipulated, skipping a certain part of an exercise, and more. All of these things are ok. I don’t think there is a single technique I use with myself or my clients that’s exactly how it was taught to me and I really believe my personal twists make it that much more effective.
4. Don’t try to heal the world
Once we figure out we actually do have the power to heal ourselves, we can have a tendency to want to fix everyone. You might even feel a heavy sense of responsibility to help your loved ones. Sharing what you know with others is awesome, but taking on a whole new job is not a good idea. This is super stressful to your body and until you’re well, you might resonate too much with other people’s issues/energy which can exacerbate your own. I’ve heard this phenomenon over and over again from practitioners who are suffering from chronic illness: energetically, they match right up with their clients and start picking up on their symptoms.
Energy follows a flow and you need someone to come in with strong stable energy to really raise the vibration. If two people are of a low vibration, it’s not the optimal healing environment for either of you. There, I let you off the hook.
5. Ask for help when you’re stuck
There is a good reason for this and it’s not because self-healing doesn’t work. It’s simply because a professional has seen hundreds of clients and you’ve only had experience with….well, you. People who do this all day long have seen patterns and different issues emerge which gives us an advantage – we can often quickly see what you can’t. Not only that, but this is the best way to learn. I learned so much through sessions with my mentor. I got to see how she unraveled issues, what she did when we got stuck, and hear lots of stories that I resonated with and gave me new ideas for my own healing.
Now that you know these five secrets, put them into practice. Start seeing what you feel called to, learn it (but put your twist on it), and focus on allowing your body to do the rest.